Brad Nelson

ETH Zurich, Zurich Switzerland Research Areas Bioengineering, Robots Interview Synopsis In this interview, Brad Nelson discusses his career in robotics, focusing on control, manipulation, micro-positioning, and micro/nanorobotics. Describing his research at CMU, the University of Illinois, Minnesota, and ETH, he discusses the challenges of his work and the interactions between scientific disciplines. Commenting on the…

Paolo Dario

University of Pisa & SSSA, Pisa Italy Research Areas Bioengineering, Human-computer Interaction, Robot Programming, Robots, Sensors Biography Paolo Dario was born in Piombino, Tuscany. He received his Doctor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pisa in Italy in 1977 and then pursued post-graduate education with the University of Pisa and the…

Norm Caplan

National Science Foundation (NSF), VA United States Research Areas Automation, Bioengineering, Communications, Computing and Electronics, Control Systems, Robots Biography Norm Caplan was born in New York City on July 26, 1925. Upon graduation from High School he entered the U.S. Navy where he became an electronic technician, studying radar technology. Following discharge he attended the…